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File: chrome-extension_poickeeehimalfeceghopkmbjdbpbpie_0.localstorage

Location of chrome-extension_poickeeehimalfeceghopkmbjdbpbpie_0.localstorage and Associated Malware

Check whether chrome-extension_poickeeehimalfeceghopkmbjdbpbpie_0.localstorage is present in the following locations:

Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003 specific chrome-extension_poickeeehimalfeceghopkmbjdbpbpie_0.localstorage file locations:

  • C:\Documents And Settings\USER_NAME\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Local Storage\chrome-extension_poickeeehimalfeceghopkmbjdbpbpie_0.localstorage
  • C:\Documents And Settings\USER_NAME\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Profile 1\Local Storage\chrome-extension_poickeeehimalfeceghopkmbjdbpbpie_0.localstorage

Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows 8 specific chrome-extension_poickeeehimalfeceghopkmbjdbpbpie_0.localstorage file locations:

  • C:\Users\USER_NAME\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Local Storage\chrome-extension_poickeeehimalfeceghopkmbjdbpbpie_0.localstorage
  • C:\Users\USER_NAME\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Profile 1\Local Storage\chrome-extension_poickeeehimalfeceghopkmbjdbpbpie_0.localstorage

If you find chrome-extension_poickeeehimalfeceghopkmbjdbpbpie_0.localstorage file in any of these locations, your computer is very likely to be infected with the following malware:

IMPORTANT: Malware files can be camouflaged with the same file names as legitimate files. The chrome-extension_poickeeehimalfeceghopkmbjdbpbpie_0.localstorage file is associated with malware only if found in the locations listed above.


Different Variations of chrome-extension_poickeeehimalfeceghopkmbjdbpbpie_0.localstorage File^

File SizeFile Md5Last Seen
4249601966A4318DE37392461C87ED7C9F7B7AJul 15, 2015
675840C5ACFBB6C32864455A8B853A42177703Sep 16, 2015
4792329D18ED567C80C9036E14006D4155B48EOct 22, 2015
406528FA27882C9624B827AE8D7780F6C6340DOct 26, 2015
3850240989629A3B1E29356F87B47275962BE9Nov 20, 2015
399360BCC8DE7514870620F414637E87B0AEF1Nov 26, 2015
437248138F78E103FBE0D3E5039AA0C38F471FDec 13, 2015
699392CCE759EC53C13EEF660E81432904D9EBJan 5, 2016
430084BEBA52BAC632086262F567D915F5AD8Jan 10, 2016
22876165F4D1EBD2762F2891BCF6C19F1DA0A0DJan 13, 2016
855040EA5B034540DE47EE7470A81C46F91CC6Jan 25, 2016
175104C81AA1EE2E194D0F8AFDBD2629FF34DCJan 27, 2016
114688072411CB1B8F7F3037800E0272C142360Feb 2, 2016
32768066CAA54A8DDE6D881E5F1A5B5A364187Feb 4, 2016
126976E91E1EB92D8C6640DB981F4D7585B140Feb 9, 2016
901122525659E586C680B9F4FB47451DCC527Feb 16, 2016
1638409D18AFA28DE875936484E7CF986977C0Mar 1, 2016
16711686E24D3661B9124DBE245A731D2DD5BB6Mar 30, 2016
734208468312479315B4A9BBE9EE5D91E9D8DBApr 3, 2016
1212416887F4827328C2A4CE3900A462E4457EDMay 1, 2016
94208B0E9A8B3CA88CAAB4F1C073042A05A71May 3, 2016
212992043D9ECEB760BAB7C014DA7B58790B07CMay 14, 2016
43724889FE38ABB82916CB05160D2E4D75761AMay 16, 2016
1081344D8690A2A5E7CAA148FD19B59FA574A3AJun 1, 2016
235929614B57248867D0FFEE2D3822355D278D0Aug 3, 2016
4526080BA84C841A5A7347C8E3D820C4ADB63EAug 8, 2016
39116872AA0F67F655B845F25C0FC226E24679Sep 14, 2016
9902085A91B45549D08DED33503B1C2E09480DSep 15, 2016
59904033F45391B8E61A6DFEEDFF5C6724144BSep 15, 2016
63385662B12ACD2803B61E577A58CE3C82354DSep 26, 2016
3932164B4A36AFDF0ADEC18DF9425C21D7C526Sep 26, 2016
372736A2ADEF76A8AE33F9269182E3F870CEEDNov 5, 2016
49356887A71DC80A16CF6A85FACC1033948BC8Nov 5, 2016
550502441632818FC99027ED653E401D214F368Dec 9, 2016
371712047D2262F42ED314EE4E6F31C964C981Jan 16, 2017
7536646010C6691F74A39A60B99B1AA53C110CMar 1, 2017
813056EC7B4FFBD22EEC0B840F7335B821F805Mar 17, 2017
4423680E029417CBE2A55A0AB7E634080C06DFCMar 23, 2017
371712555528407539ACA95E2EA4B863EDBB70Apr 3, 2017
512003110CBB021E621A0CF3EAD1B9EE8F019Apr 11, 2017
69632A332E78063DE057563938B0EAC519B00Apr 30, 2017
16711680C66A76F2E560718EC5C4813D01305B1May 31, 2017
368646727B95F5150B67A6D0E1B0988DF8C8DDec 2, 2018

Why Is It Important to Remove Malware Files?^

It is imperative that you delete malware-associated files as soon as possible because they can be used - or are already being used - to inflict serious damage on your PC, including:

  • Disrupting the normal functioning of the operating system or rendering it completely useless.
  • Hijacking valuable private information (credit card numbers, passwords, PIN codes, etc.)
  • Directing all your Web searches to the same unwanted or malicious sites.
  • Dramatically slowing down your computer.
  • Gaining total control of your PC to spread viruses and trojans and send out spam.

How to Remove chrome-extension_poickeeehimalfeceghopkmbjdbpbpie_0.localstorage^

  1. To enable deleting the chrome-extension_poickeeehimalfeceghopkmbjdbpbpie_0.localstorage file, terminate the associated process in the Task Manager as follows:
    • Right-click in the Windows taskbar (a bar that appears along the bottom of the Windows screen) and select Task Manager on the menu.
    • In the Tasks Manager window, click the Processes tab.
    • On the Processes tab, select chrome-extension_poickeeehimalfeceghopkmbjdbpbpie_0.localstorage and click End Process.
  2. Using your file explorer, browse to the file using the paths listed in Location of chrome-extension_poickeeehimalfeceghopkmbjdbpbpie_0.localstorage and Associated Malware.
  3. Select the file and press SHIFT+Delete on the keyboard.
  4. Click Yes in the confirm deletion dialog box.
  5. Repeat steps 2-4 for each location listed in Location of chrome-extension_poickeeehimalfeceghopkmbjdbpbpie_0.localstorage and Associated Malware.
  6. Notes:

    • The deletion of chrome-extension_poickeeehimalfeceghopkmbjdbpbpie_0.localstorage will fail if it is locked; that is, it is in use by some application (Windows will display a corresponding message). For instructions on deleting locked files, see Deleting Locked Files.
    • The deletion of chrome-extension_poickeeehimalfeceghopkmbjdbpbpie_0.localstorage will fail if your Windows uses the NT File System (NTFS) and you have no write rights for the file. Request your system administrator to grant you write rights for the file.

Deleting Locked Files^

You can delete locked files with the RemoveOnReboot utility. You can install the RemoveOnReboot utility from here.

After you delete a locked file, you need to delete all the references to the file in Windows registry.

To delete a locked file:

  1. Right-click on the file and select Send To -> Remove on Next Reboot on the menu.
  2. Restart your computer.

The file will be deleted on restart.

Note: In the case of complex viruses that can replicate themselves, malware files can reappear in the same locations even after you have deleted those files and restarted your computer. Exterminate It! Antimalware can effectively eradicate such viruses from your computer.

To remove all registry references to a chrome-extension_poickeeehimalfeceghopkmbjdbpbpie_0.localstorage malware file:

  1. On the Windows Start menu, click Run.
  2. In the Open box, type regedit and click OK. The Registry Editor window opens.
  3. On the Edit menu, select Find.
  4. In the Find dialog box, type chrome-extension_poickeeehimalfeceghopkmbjdbpbpie_0.localstorage. The name of the first found registry value referencing chrome-extension_poickeeehimalfeceghopkmbjdbpbpie_0.localstorage is highlighted in the right pane of the Registry Editor window.
  5. Right-click the registry value name and select Delete on the menu.
  6. Click Yes in the Confirm Value Delete dialog box.
  7. To delete all other references to chrome-extension_poickeeehimalfeceghopkmbjdbpbpie_0.localstorage, repeat steps 4-6.
IMPORTANT: Malware files can masquerade as legitimate files by using the same file names. To avoid deleting a harmless file, ensure that the Value column for the registry value displays exactly one of the paths listed in Location of chrome-extension_poickeeehimalfeceghopkmbjdbpbpie_0.localstorage and Associated Malware.